C-USA Unbeatens to Meet Saturday in El Paso
Marshall is looking for its first road win
Jan. 11, 2013
EL PASO, Texas - Marshall will play three of its next four games on the road, starting on Saturday with a 9 p.m. game at UTEP.
Both teams enter with a 1-0 Conference USA record as the Thundering Herd, 8-8 overall, is coming off a 79-61 win over Tulsa on Wednesday. The Miners are 7-6 overall, have won six of their past eight games including a 66-57 win at Tulane on Wednesday.
Junior guard DeAndre Kane, a Preseason All-Conference USA First Team member ranks first in the conference and fourth in the NCAA with 7.8 assists per game. He is coming off a 16 point performance against Tulsa including an impressive 6-of-9 from the field and 4-of-6 from three-point range. It was his first start since Dec. 8 against Coppin State.
Balanced Effort Leads to 76-60 Marshall Win
Marshall put forth a complete team effort on Wednesday as it opened Conference USA play with a 76-60 win over UTEP at the Cam Henderson Center.
The Miners are led by sophomore forward Julian Washburn's 13.5 points per game. Senior guard Konner Tucker averages 12.8 points and scored a team-high 14 in its win on Wednesday.
Marshall is 2-7 all-time against the Miners and 0-3 in El Paso. The Herd won the last meeting 76-60, last season in Huntington. It was the Herd's C-USA opener which propelled it to start the conference season 4-0.
The game can be heard throughout the Thundering Herd/IMG Radio network. The game can be viewed with a paid subscription to Herd All-Access. Follow the game via gametracker by going to HerdZone.com. Receive scoring updates by following @HerdZone on twitter.